CAT 2019

CAT 2019: Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

CAT Management

CAT exam has been conducted by IIM Kozhikod on 24th November 2019 in two slot. CAT 2019 (Common Admission Test)2019 Answer Key will be releasing on 30th November 2019. the CAT 2019 Exam Analysis has been released now, Check details analysis below, Common Admission Test is a top level management entrance examination organized by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis every year. For admission in MBA, PGDM, and other management courses which are offered IIMs and other top business schools in India such as SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, NITIE, etc scorecard are required. Here candidates can get the details about application form, including how to apply, exam dates, eligibility, pattern, etc.

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CAT 2019 Highlights



Test Name

Common Admission Test (CAT)

Conducted by

IIM Kozhikode

Exam type

National level


Once in a year

Score Availability

31st December 2019

Pattern of Test

MCQs and Non-MCQs

Number of Questions


Test Duration

3 hours

Negative Marking

+3 for every correct answer

-1 for each wrong answer in MCQs

No negative marking for Non-MCQs or TITA


Questions from VARC, QA and DI & LR

Mode of Conduct

Computer-based test

CAT 2019 Conducted body

IIM Kozhikode


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CAT Exam Dates 2019

CAT Exam Dates has been released now, Check below:

Events Dates
Notification Released on 28th July 2019
Online Registration Starts From 7th August 2019
Last date for Registration 25th September 2019
Image Correction 28th – 30th September 2019
Availability of Admit Card 23rd October 2019
Mock Test Starts Form 17th October 2019
CAT Aptitude Test 24th November 2019
Responses released 1st week of December 2019
Answer Key Release 2nd week of December 2019
Result Announcement 1st week of January 2020

CAT Application Form 2019

Here we discuss the about CAT Application Form:

  • CAT Application Form available on Online Mode only.
  • The Application form was available from 7th August 2019.
  • The last date of filling the application form was the 25th September 2019.
  • Candidates can visit the CAT official website to fill the CAT Application Form.
  • Fill the required details carefully such as Personal Details, Educational Details, and other required details.
  • Upload recent passport size photograph and signature.
  • CAT Application from correction facility will be available from 4th week of September 2019.
  • Candidates can pay the Application Fee in the online mode.
  • After filling all the Details and payment take a print out of the Application form and save it for the future use.

Application Fee:

  • CAT Application fee will be payable only Online Mode.
  • Candidates can pay the Application Fee through Credit/Debit Card or by Internet Banking.
Category Application Fee
General/ OBC Category Rs. 1800/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 900/-

CAT Eligibility Criteria:

Before you may go filling application form check your  Eligibility Criteria exam which is given here:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized college or university.
  • Percentage Criteria: In the qualifying exam, candidates must have scored minimum 50% marks for general and 45% marks in case of SC, ST and PWD candidates.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam or who have completed the degree requirements and waiting for the result are also eligible to apply.
  • Other Qualification: CA/CS/ICWA professional degree holders are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit: No age limit for CAT.

CAT Exam Pattern

Here we discuss the Exam Pattern, Check Below:

  • Exam Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: 180 minutes (3 hours). 60minutes duration has been allotted to complete each section.
  • Type of Question: Multiple choice type and subjective type.
  • No. of Question: Total of 100 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: For multiple choice questions(MCQs), one mark will be deducted for a wrong answer and for questions other than MCQs no marks will be deducted. There will be no penalty of negative marking on wrong answers to Non-MCQs in CAT Exam.
  • The 3 section are CAT 2019: Verbal ability and & Reading comprehensive(VARC), Data Interpretation& Logical Reasoning(DILR); Quantitative Aptitute(QA).
Section No. of Question Duration Total Marks
Quantitative Ability 34 60 Min 102
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 60 Min 102
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 60 Min 96
Total 100 180 Min 300

CAT Syllabus 2019

The most desired management entrance exam in India have not any prescribed syllabus, but with the basis of previous year question papers and other trends below are the important topics which we need to prepared for CAT Exam. CAT Syllabus is comprised of four sections:

  1. Verbal Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Data Interpretation

How to prepare for CAT 2019?

Here we have listed some Preparation Strategy for CAT Examination:

  • Make a proper time table for preparation.
  • Review your syllabus.
  • Try to discover your weak point and find out how to overcome them.
  • Try to solve more and more problem every day.
  • Try to select Best Books for CAT Examination Preparation.
  • Solve a lot of previous year question papers will help you and give an idea about the difficulty level.
  • Attempt mock test.
  • Manage your timing.
  • Stress-free and take proper rest.

CAT Admit Card 2019

CAT Admit Card 2019 was available from 23th October 2019, candidates can download their admit card from the official website of the CAT. Candidates can download their admit card by entering Registration No, and Password. The Admit Card contains the detail like Candidates Name, Exam Dates, Candidates Photograph, Signature, Exam Center, etc.

CAT Answer Key 2019

Once the exam will be conducted successfully by the IIM Kozhikode then Answer Key will be released after one week of the exam via online on the official website. From the answer keys, candidates can evaluate their performance in the Examination. The authority gives a facility i.e. objection against the incorrect answer. If any answer they found wrong in the answer keys then they can objection for this.

CAT Result 2019

IIM Kozhikode will release CAT Result 2019 on 2nd to 3rd week of January 2019. Those who appeared for CAT exam can download CAT result from the official website by entering their application number and password in the application form. In CAT result candidates scores are also mentioned which are useful for admission in the IIMs. The CAT result will be available via online mode.  Candidates can follow the below-given steps to down the scorecard.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on download scorecard button.
  • Fill the required details in the result form.
  • Click on the download button.
  • Take a printout of CAT Admit card for future reference.

CAT Cut Off 2019

Cut off are minimum marks which are required to crack the exam. Cut Off is calculated on the basis of candidates appeared for the examination, difficulty level of the exam, and seat availability in the different IIMs. Every IIMs have their own cut-off but here we are listed a common cut off score for each category with section wise.

General 70 70 70 80
NC-OBC 65 65 65 75
SC 60 60 60 70
ST 50 50 50 60
PWD 60 60 60 70

CAT Counseling

Those who successfully clear the examination and shortlisted for one of the IIMs and for other participated institutes can go for a Counseling Process.  Some IIMs also consider past academic marks and work experience while counseling. Those who shortlisted in Written examination will go for some other test.

  • Written Ability test
  • Group Discussion
  • Group Activity
  • Extempore Activities
  • Personal Interview round

Final selection is the base final performance over all the phases.

Some new IIMs conduct their own common admission process(CAP). For this, they made their own Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.

IIMs will be responsible to release the final shortlisted candidate’s list for the various IIMs.

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